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HP OpenVMS Version 8.4 Upgrade and Installation Manual > Chapter 4 Before Upgrading the OpenVMS Operating System

4.1 Preupgrade Tasks

Use the checklist in Table 4-1 to ensure that you perform all necessary tasks prior to upgrading your system.

Table 4-1 Preupgrade Checklist

Review relevant documentation.Section 4.2

Review notes, cautions, and restrictions about the following:

  • Upgrade paths to Version 8.4

  • Update license requirements

  • Components you choose not to install

  • Upgrade issues after the system disk directory structure has been changed

  • Licenses and possible reinstallation requirements for layered products

Section 4.3
Check for software that must be manually removed.Section 4.4
Save files that you do not want deleted by the upgrade procedure.Section 4.5
Prepare the system disk.Section 4.7
Ensure that you have a recent FEEDBACK.DAT file.Section 4.8
Perform required actions before upgrading in a volume shadowing environment.Section 4.9
Back up the current system disk.Section 4.10
Shut down the system.Section 4.11